November 5, 2019
Native American Heritage Month: Google honors actor Will Rogers with new Doodle
If you go to Google.com on Monday, you'll see an animated, multi-tasking cowboy with a grin on his face instead of the search giant's typical multicolored logo.
That's because Google is honoring Will Rogers, the American Indian actor, filmmaker and personality with a Doodle on what would have been his 140th birthday. Rogers, the son of a Cherokee senator, was born in 1879 and grew up roping and riding horses. His birthday falls during the celebration of Native American Heritage Month.
The entertainer produced and acted in a 1922 film called "The Ropin' Fool," and starred in motion pictures like "A Connecticut Yankee" and "State Fair. " In the '30s, Rogers was among some of the most prominent actors in Hollywood before passing away in 1935.
During his career, he led a radio show and wrote several best-selling books. He's also known for coining the phrase, "I never met a man I didn't like."
For more than a decade, Google has refreshed its homepage with animated graphics dubbed "doodles" to honor important people, days and events.
For example, on Halloween, the search giant added an interactive game. During National Pride Month, Google showed a timeline-style slideshow depicting LGBTQ+ -centered historic events.
"With Doodles, we aim to celebrate a diverse mix of topics that reflect Google's personality, teach people something new, and most importantly, are meaningful to local culture," the search giant said in a statement.
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